JYJ’s Jae Joong takes the 5th place on a Japanese raking to pick the the artists you want as a boyfriend.
Music Walker recently made a poll asking which artist would people want as a boyfriend.
The list is dominated by Japanese artists as like L’arc en Ciel’s Hyde, Yamashita Tomohisa from NEWS and more. Jae Joong is actually the only non Japanese on this list and took the fifht place in the poll.
Voters gave the following reasons to pick him:
1) Hyde (L’Arc~en~Ciel)
2) Yamada Ryosuke (Hey! Say! JUMP)
3) Fukuyama Masaharu
4) Yamashita Tomoshia (NEWS)
5) Jejung (JYJ)
6) TAKUYA∞ (UVERworld)
7) Takahiro (EXILE)
8.) Aiba Masaki (Arashi)
9) Sakurai Sho (Arashi)
10) Tachibana Keita (w-inds)
With less than 3 weeks away from JYJ’s Yoochun return in his latest drama role, official posters for the MBC drama “Ripley” has been released.
The drama dealing with greed, lies, and betryal will star Kim Seung Woo , Lee Da Hae, Kang Hye Jung, and JYJ’s Yoochun who returns following his hit 2010 drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal.
The poster shows the 4 main actors surrounded by passing crowd who all look identical, which MBC explains is meant to show a schizophrenic and cold hearted side to modern society business men , while the masks show that in the tough society they live in, they do everything they can to hide their true inner emotions.
MBC’s “Ripley” will premiere May 30th.
Source : GoKpop
Hitting stands this week V Magazine has released a special “Asian Issue” featuring many top Asian artists, and JYJ know as “Asia’s most closely followed and voraciously consumed boy band” is the only Korean artists to take part of the issue.
With the bold title “MADE IN KOREA’ the magazine talks about the group’s devoted fans, to their personal struggles, and even their US debut, with their debut album “The Beginning” slated for release next month in the United States, nearly 1 year after its original release.
You can buy your copy of V Magazine’s “The Asian Issue” HERE.
Source : GoKpop
JYJ recently participated in a new, Spring photo shoot for Lotte Duty Free.
JYJ, consisting of Yoochun, Junsu, and Jaejoong, are known for their particularly cute promotional ads for Lotte Duty Free, however, it seems that their most recent pictorial for the Spring/Summer season is perhaps their most adorable yet.
Their fresh faces and neutral wardrobes create a simple, yet classy atmosphere, as the three idols manage to pull off tuxedos, preppy casual wear, and pastel spring outfits all at the same time.
Check out JYJ’s most recent images for Lotte Duty Free below:
And check out JYJ’s desktop calendar images for May as well:
Source : GoKpop
On May 4th, tickets went on sale as Junsu has been casted once again for the “Mozart” musical for May 24th thru July 3rd. The power of idol singer and musical actor Junsu has done it once again as he manages to sell out the tickets for all of his 8 shows.
Last year, Junsu sold out all 30,000 seats for 15 performances of “Mozart” that took place at the Saejong Cultural Hall. According to the EMK Musical Company, a third round of tickets will be available for purchase on May 25th. In addition, “fans have already begun to ask questions regarding transferring and cancellation of tickets.”
“Mozart” is a playwright by Michael Kunze and composed award-winning composer Sylvester Levay. The premiere of “Mozart” and received much love in 2010 in the box office. The musical will be performed at the Seongnam Arts Center starting May 24th thru July 3rd.
Source: Koreaboo, Newsen
According to a representative, the members of JYJ own villas worth over 3 billion KRW ($2.7 million USD), as well as exotic sports cars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Maseratis. However, despite their high earnings, they have also tithed a large proportion to charity organizations.
JYJ’s high income comes from pursuing their own interests based on their artist-centered contract they have with their current agency. C-JeS Entertainment bases its income division and beliefs on respecting each individual artist’s interests and talents as well as giving artists the agency’s full support in whichever genre they wish to pursue. This specific system allowed JYJ the opportunity to pursue a variety of interests, such as acting and musicals, and naturally led to high earnings.
JYJ have also become model examples to follow as they give back as much as they earn through their fans’ love. Not only have they donated a portion of their ticket earnings from every performance to an international humanitarian organization, but they have also donated 600 million KRW ($600,000 USD) to Japan to aid in the earthquake and tsunami relief.
The group is also famous for the warm-hearted generosity its members give to their staff. According to a representative who took part in the ‘JYJ World Tour Concert in 2011,′ “They take care of the staff so well, just as if we were members of their family, that it makes me wonder if other stars act the same way. They buy us meals and drinks while we’re working and even pay for everyone when we go out for dinner as a group.”
They have branched out from their original careers as singers and morphed into actors, musical actors, and performance directors. JYJ boasts ‘world class’ generosity, heart, earnings, and efforts to do their best in whatever they are tasked with. Through a world tour that encompasses Thailand, Taiwan, China, Canada, and the US, JYJ plan to solidify their position as Korea’s representative Hallyu artists.
With just days away from their Vancouver concert stop, are you excited for them to tour in Canada and the States?
Source: Koreaboo, TV Daily, Dongbangdata
In response to the escalating controversy over JYJ’s cancelled charity concert and recent lawsuit against Avex Entertainment, JYJ’s Japanese fans expressed their support for the trio by releasing a statement.
The Japanese fans posted a statement against Avex in hopes that it will stop the restrictions on JYJ’s TV appearances in Japan. The statement reads, “Since September of 2010, the restrictions set upon by the company has started. The restriction rips the right of JYJ fans to listen to their songs. During this period, the fans patiently waited for the restriction on JYJ’s Japanese activities to stop and we had expressed our request to your company. However, to this day, we received no reply or explanation in regards to that matter. JYJ, who has lived in Japan for a period of time, had wanted to attend a charity concert [planned for the Japanese earthquake] but could not due to issues on the contract between management companies. They were given the reason of possible dangers at the event and was denied the opportunity to perform. We feel that Avex’s need to prevent their appearance on events such as charity concerts is too farfetched. We feel that Avex is using all its powers to prevent JYJ any means of exposure in Japan and we hope that JYJ will be able to resume their musical activities soon.”
Excerpts from the original statement are provided:
1. C-JeS was established in Korea in December of 2009, and its company records could be requested by anyone. Avex [herein after referred to as ‘Your company’] had previously claimed that the Vice President is close friends with a C-JeS representative. Yet, your company claims that they did not know about details of C-JeS when signing the contract and uses this as the reason for contract termination. Isn’t it common procedure to research on the other party before signing a contract with them?
2. JYJ are now the ambassadors for World-Oka, and they represent Korea in events that garner international attention. Their activities and public involvement in Korea were never interfered due to the reason that their management company is C-JeS. How is it that JYJ’s activities in Korea occur without issues, yet there is such a big social stigma against them in Japan due to their Korean management company?
3. JYJ started their Japanese activities in April of 2010. The three members’ lawsuit with SM and their exclusive contracts were solved in October of 2009. However, your company uses the reason of “possible complications with JYJ and SM’s exclusive contract clause that could render our contract with them null” to cease their Japanese activities. The issue with Tohoshinki and SM is different with the problem of JYJ with your company – associating them as the same thing causes public confusion on the matter.
4. Avex disregards all the circumstances stated above, and uses non-commercial logic to cease the management duties for the three members. This already nullifies the contract they have with JYJ. It is mind-boggling that [your company] did not provide accommodations and arrange events for the three members according to the contract. To ignore the wishes of JYJ and their fans to resume their Japanese activities and remain in this hiatus for eight months is simply unfathomable.
5. Your company has ceased all JYJ activities but is still selling their CDs and DVDs. Yet the Oricon pamphlet that are included in the CDs states, “Before sales, the management company has requested that the numbers will not reflect on the rankings in the Oricon Chart.” This is a blatant public deception – fans will continue to support and buy the products but the popularity of JYJ is not reflected publicly.
JYJ’s Korean fans have already expressed their frustration and attempts on resuming JYJ activities but Japanese fans have remained calm during this period. However, this statement released by the Japanese fans clearly shows that they have reached a breaking point and has garnered attention from around the world. An expert in the field states, “This event shows the Japanese fans are fed up with the way Avex is interfering with JYJ activities.”
Even before the fans released their statement, C-JeS’s CEO Baek Changju released a statement on the company’s Japanese site on April 28th, stating, “This concert was organized to thank the fans that have been waiting so patiently. I will use whatever means possible to ensure that this concert will be held successfully. No matter how many obstacles JYJ will face in the future, as long as it can provide fans with JYJ’s music, we will be there. We will fight until the end no matter what costs it may bring.”
Source: TV Daily and Korea Star